She had raised her hand slowly, and the boy looked in her direction. For a moment, their eyes met and she had a strange feeling that she had never been able to quite describe, even after all these years. Not that she was one to tell anyone but even to herself, it was quite impossible to define it.
He walked steadily towards her, his eyes never leaving her face, and she blushed. He reached the empty table beside her, lowered his schoolbag onto the ground with a firm thud, then pulled out the chair beside her and sat in it, pulling himself towards the table as he did. She had glanced at him curiously as he did in the same instance, grinning at her.
“Hey, nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too.”
“Will you take me around a bit during lunch? Mum showed me around the school, but I thought you’d know where the play areas are.”
“…Um, okay… I suppose.”
She hesitated a little, then looked out of the window, thinking about where to bring him at lunch when a figure walking outside cast a shadow on her. She looked up at the stranger – a lady – meeting her eyes, and was startled, for they were shrouded in the same pensiveness as hers. The lady looked slightly surprised but walked away, just in time for the lunch bell to sound.
“Let’s go!” He was grinning at her, forcing her to return his smile with a slight one. Taking her lunchbox, she ran out with the new boy amidst the chattering of the class.